When I started out in photography, Dixons was an up and coming company with a good spread of shops countrywide but they didn't try to buy out all the competition with the exception of Wallace Heaton in London. Then they expanded and as they did so their standards began to drop and drop, faster than a free fall parachutist. Look at what remains of them now. Absorbed by Curry's an almost a forgotten entity. Jessops will go the same way or disappear completely in a few years. Will they be missed? not by me they won't.